Dean FinnertyWild Steelhead Initiative Manager
Kyle SmithOregon Field Coordinator
Kyle has been with Trout Unlimited since 2015 and works as Oregon Field Coordinator for TU's Sportsmen's Conservation Project. His work includes advocating for public lands protections at both the state and federal levels, as well as working with state agencies to protect wild steelhead, trout, and salmon. Kyle has spent his entire life in steelhead country. He grew up on Northern California's Navarro and Garcia Rivers, attended school in Eugene along the Willamette, and currently resides in Corvallis near the Siletz and Alsea Rivers with his wife, son, and bird dog. Kyle earned a BS in environmental science from Washington State University, a masters in public administration from Columbia University, and a law degree from the University of Oregon. Kyle serves as co-chair and a wild fish advocate for the board of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center.
Sam DavidsonCalifornia and Nevada Communications Director, Trout Unlimited
Michael GibsonIdaho Field Coordinator, Trout Unlimited
JOHN MCMILLANWild Steelhead Initiative Science Director
Eric CrawfordNORTH IDAHO FIELD COORDINATOR, Sportsmen's conservation Project
Born in northeastern Pennsylvania and cutting his teeth on whitetail deer and the brook trout streams of that region, Eric developed a deep appreciation for all things wild. With a stint in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York for college and a return to Pennsylvania, Eric earned a degree in Fisheries Biology. For the last twenty years Eric has worked as a Conservation Officer in Idaho before coming to Trout Unlimited. With a diversity of experiences as a Conservation Officer from apprehending mulit violation poachers to everyday interactions with sportsman Eric brings a deep appreciation and passion for fish and wildlife and TU’s mission. As the North Idaho Field Coordinator Eric works on issues affecting salmon and steelhead in Idaho including the four lower Snake River dams. No matter the time of year you’ll likely find Eric on the Snake or Clearwater chasing a variety of opportunities or on public lands pursuing big game.
Mark HieronymusAlaska Sportfish Outreach Coordinator, TROUT UNLIMITED
Jenny WeisAlaska Communications Director, Trout Unlimited
We steelheaders share a common vision of the future of wild steelhead and know what has to be done to bring them back. Together, we can make that vision a reality. With millions of dollars, countless staff and volunteer hours invested in restoring wild steelhead habitat, Trout Unlimited has launched the Wild Steelhead Initiative to make sure those investments (along with the efforts of countless other organizations) pay dividends. For more information please visit tu.org.